Quotes by Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm

German - American philosopher and psychologist

Alive from: 1900-1980

Category: Psychology | Philosophers

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    Immature love says: ''I love you because I need you.'' Mature love says: ''I need you because I love you.''
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    The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
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    Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
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    Authority is not a quality one person ''has,'' in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.
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    Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
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    If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
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    Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
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    In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
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    In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
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    Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.
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    Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
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    Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
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    Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
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    Love is the child of freedom, never that of domination.
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    Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
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